Step One: Qualification

Typically an IQP comes from HVAC, electrical, fire, plumbing, door industry, or lift installation background. These are the technical qualifications required to do the physical testing.

An IQP ensures that the maintenance of a particular specified system has been done or actually does it themselves. They are a single person or a team to service a larger site or system.

Trade training schools provide those direct qualifications. You may like to contact these organisations for the base qualifications in a particular field.

We provide top up refreshers once you are qualified.


Step Two: Compliance Competencies

On top of that an IQP must show knowledge in the following IQP compliance competencies:

  • Understand the Building Act 2004 and amendments – s3 purpose, s100-111 compliance schedule + building warrant of fitness, s164-168 Notice to Fix, 121-126 Dangerous buildings, 362A-363APublic use, Regulations – Infringements, Forms, Specified Systems.
  • Understand the key roles – owner, IQP, TA, BCA, courts
  • Read and interpret the Compliance Schedule
  • Write annual reports, 12A’s and Report in Lieu’s
  • Manage and direct technical personnel in respect to defects/remedial work.

We provide this training via Certificate in IQP compliance

Click here to Register for our Certificate

Step Three: Registration

Register with your local registrar here

You must check that you meet the criteria to become an IQP in the relevant IQP registers below. Click through to the criteria and give the registrars a call.

Where to Register – IQP Registers In New Zealand

There are six Regional IQP Registers In NZ

(Includes Far North, Whangarei and Kaipara)

Ron Reti
IQP Registrar| Whangarei District Council
P: 09 430 4200
E: ron.reti@wdc.govt.nz
IQP application HERE

Refer to Auckland Council IQP registration guidelines HERE

Akash Kumar
Auckland Council
P: 09 353 9112​
E: iqpr@aklc.govt.nz
IQP application criteria HERE
IQP application HERE
Renewal application HERE

(Includes: Hamilton City Council, Hauraki District Council, Kawerau District Council, Matamata / Piako District Council, Opotiki District Council, Otorohanga District Council, Rotorua District Council, Ruapehu District Council ,Thames Coromandel District Council, Waikato District Council, Waipa District Council, Waitomo District Council, South Waikato District Council, Taupo District Council, Tauranga City Council , Western Bay of Plenty District Council, Whakatane District Council)

Jennifer Landrum
Waikato Building Consent Group
E: applications@buildwaikato.co.nz
P: 027 311 1031

IQP application criteria HERE

IQP application HERE

(Includes Central Hawkes Bay, Hastings, Napier, Wairoa and Gisborne District Councils)

Owen Williams
Building Compliance Officer | IQP Registrar | Hastings District Council
P: 06 871 5000
E: bwf@hdc.govt.nz
IQP application and criteria HERE

(Wellington – Hutt, Porirua, Kapiti, Wairarapa, up to and including Levin)​

Michael Arthurs
IQP Registrar | BWOF Officer | Wellington City Council
P: 04 499 4444
E: michael.arthurs@wcc.govt.nz
IQP application HERE

(via Timaru District Council)

Mary Gazzard
Compliance Officer – Building & South Island IQP Secretary | Timaru District Council
P: 03 687 7468
E: iqpenquiry@timdc.govt.nz
IQP application criteria HERE
IQP application HERE

Individual Registers

This leaves the following individual Councils who have their own individual register:

(Includes Palmerston North, Manawatu, Tararua, Whanganui, Stratford, South Taranaki District Councils)

Central IQP register
P: 06 356 8199

E: CentralIQP@pncc.govt.nz

IQP application criteria HERE

IQP application HERE

IQP registration renewal form HERE

Lois McNeil
Building Licensing Officer | New Plymouth District Council
P: 06 7596064
E: bwof@npdc.govt.nz
IQP application HERE

Aldo Fehr
Building & Compliance Officer | Rangitikei District Council
P: 06 327 0074
E: aldo.fehr@rangitikei.govt.nz
IQP application criteria HERE